The other face of development: native population, health status and indicators of malnutrition--the case of the Cree and Inuit of northern Quebec.

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Source
Soc Sci Med. 1989;29(8):965-74
Publication Type
Article
Date
1989
Author
J P Thouez
A. Rannou
P. Foggin
Author Affiliation
Department of Geography, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Source
Soc Sci Med. 1989;29(8):965-74
Date
1989
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Female
Food Habits - ethnology
Health status
Humans
Indians, North American
Inuits
Life Style
Male
Middle Aged
Nutrition Disorders - epidemiology
Quebec - epidemiology
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Abstract
The cultural setting of the isolated Cree Indian and Inuit communities is described and measures of their health examined. Questionnaires were employed to consider both epidemiological and socio-cultural facets and physical examination evaluated serological indicators of nutritional status. Changes of lifestyle toward store purchased food and a lessened reliance on hunting and fishing along with the non-native nature of the health services available seem to be leading to heart conditions, hypertension and diabetes all of which give cause for concern.
PubMed ID
2814583 View in PubMed
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